16 Facts About Neymar

1. In 2013, Neymar appeared on a rap music video "Pais do Futebol" from MC Guime.

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2. In 2013, Neymar appeared on a rap music video, "Pais do Futebol" by MC Guime.

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3. In November 2014, Neymar appeared in FIFA's "11 against Ebola" campaign with a selection of top football players from around the world, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Xavi and Didier Drogba.

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4. In March 2015, Neymar had the fourth highest social media rank in the world among sportspeople, behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and David Beckham, with 52 million Facebook fans.

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5. On 8 May 2013, Neymar was rated by SportsPro magazine as the most marketable athlete in the world, ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo (8th).

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6. In May 2018, Neymar was named in Tite's final 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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7. On 5 March 2014, Neymar scored a hat-trick in a friendly win against South Africa in Johannesburg.

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8. On 11 May 2012, Neymar was selected for the squad of the Brazil Olympic football team to participate in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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9. On 1 March 2011, Neymar said: "Being on the Brazilian team is a privilege, There are some marvelous players and I'm very happy to be among them.

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10. On 26 July 2010, Neymar was selected for the first time in the Brazil senior team by new head coach Mano Menezes for a friendly match against the United States to be played in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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11. On 30 November, Neymar was shortlisted for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or alongside Messi and Ronaldo, and subsequently came third.

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12. On 3 June 2013, Neymar was unveiled by Barcelona after passing medical tests and signing a contract that would keep him at the club through June 2018.

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13. On 5 February 2012, when he turned 20, Neymar scored his 100th goal as a professional football player, against Palmeiras in the Campeonato Paulista.

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14. In December 2010, aged just 18, Neymar came third for the 2010 South American Footballer of the Year, behind Andres D'Alessandro and Juan Sebastian Veron.

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15. In 2003, Neymar moved with his family to Sao Vicente, where he began playing for youth side Portuguesa Santista.

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16. In April 2017, Neymar was included in the Time 100, Time magazine's list of the most influential people in the world.

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